you struggle to find time to write? Do
you sacrifice your weekends, summers, and vacations to catch up
on writing? While writing, do you feel the urge to curse, gnash
your teeth, or rend your clothes and don sackcloth?
2007 APA Books published my book How to Write A Lot: A Practical
Guide to Productive Academic Writing. It describes how to write
during the normal work week; how to write, submit, and resubmit
journal articles; and how to write less abominably than the typical
lighthearted book won't make writing fun, but it will reduce your
sackcloth-donning by at least 40%.*
Web page has all of the dirty details. You can get a copy on Amazon
for around $9.
guarantee does not apply to people who own only sackcloth clothing.
UPDATES, & TIME-WASTERS:
you'd like a copy of the SPSS "Writing Progress.sav"
file that I described in Chapter 3, here's
a file you can download (right-click). And if you like
statistics and aren't ashamed of it, here's a SPSS
syntax file that will give you stats about your writing
recently wrote this essay, Why
Don't We Teach Graduate Students How to Write?, for
Dialogue (the newsletter of the Society for Personality
and Social Psychology, APA Division 8). (If you're teaching
a grad class about writing, I'd love a copy of your syllabus.)
you avoid writing by reading other people's blogs, here's
of Higher Education discussion thread about How
to Write A Lot.
you may ask, "is the greatest book about writing that
I can buy for one penny?" That's an easy one: Sheridan
Practical Stylist (2/e). It's one of my favorites.
reading: Writing With Power by Peter Elbow.